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Facebook Banned Me From Promoting My Queer Novels

Homophobia in social media advertising

Wall of Graffiti with Mark Zuckerberg’s face over many Facebook logos, and text reading “You’ve Been Zucked.”

I have been running Facebook ads on and off ever since I published my first novel in 2018. I’ve occasionally run into issues with their advertising review team, but none as seemingly insurmountable as what I’ve just experienced.

Why was I running Facebook ads?



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Grayson Bell

An autistic, gay, transgender man writing about LGBTQ issues, focused on the transgender community. (He/Him)